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Tips for Your Night Before an Exam

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many great tips for international students who are about to take a standardized exam for an undergraduate, graduate or professional school program. After some weeks of intense studying, perhaps one of the most important days leading up to the actual exam is the night before. There are several tips available that students should [...]

Free Help on Campus

Posted on October 5th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Despite what many might think, becoming an international student and adjusting to a new country is not easy. Sure it’s fun and completely worth it, but it’s hard. From academics to daily life there are challenges that international students face- but it’s all part of the experience. To help you with your adjustment and life [...]

Carry Your Memories Home

Posted on September 28th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Studying in a different country is an exciting experience- one that needs to be documented so you are able to remember it long after the once fresh memories fade. Many students who study abroad don’t keep a journal because they claim it’s too time consuming or they don’t enjoy writing. If you’re included in this [...]

Announcing the Essay Contest Winners!

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The time has come to announce the top three winners of our first annual essay contest. We received more than 200 entries meaning our judges spent hours narrowing down the top finalists. We receive numerous great essays from international students around the world, and it was difficult for our judges to choose the first, second and [...]

Handling Being Homesick as an International Student

Posted on September 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great- you are able to see important landmarks, try new cuisine, meet new friends, learn a new language and more than likely just have a great time in general. However, once the newness is gone and a holiday or two rolls around, the homesick blues may start to set in. Luckily, there [...]

Real Stories From Real International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, the Essay Contest Finalists have been decided upon! We received hundreds of great essays from international students and after much careful consideration our judges picked the top six essays. In no specific order here is a rundown of the finalists: Before Take-Off by Simone Lim: When preparing to leave home [...]

Dinner on a Student Budget

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great, you meet new friends, gain a wealth of knowledge and are exposed to things that you may not have ever otherwise known existed. But lets be real, it can sometimes be hard living on a student budget. Just because your income is low doesn’t mean you are doomed to [...]

The 8th Annual Travel Video Contest Has Launched!

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, you might be the last to know- as of September 3rd, the Annual InternationalStudent.com Travel Video Contest has started! This is the eighth year for the video contest and with a grand prize of $4000, we expect this year to be better than ever! In case you somehow have no idea [...]

How to Remember Your Experience as an International Student

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being in a foreign place while studying abroad is exciting, with all of its new sights, sounds, smells and tastes. These are things that you’ll never want to forget, and as time goes on you’ll want to reflect back on and reminisce. Sometimes when we experience so many new things in such a condensed period of [...]

Get Blown Away By This US Slang Guide

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you are an international student wanting to come to the U.S. to hit the books (study) or if you are already here, you have probably already noticed that sometimes your American friends say things that throw you off (confuse you).  Like other countries we have developed a list of casual US slang words. While this is great [...]